As you get older, the early signs of aging may begin to appear throughout your facial features. Over the course of time, you may notice the formation of fine lines and wrinkles that cause you to look much older than you want. One area that suffers the most is the area around the mouth.

Years of facial contractions such as smiling and laughing can cause you to develop marionette lines, the wrinkles that form around the sides of your mouth. These lines are common, but for many people, it’s an annoyance that they want to get removed. If this sounds like you, then there are a few things you can do to help fix this problem.

How To Prevent Marionette Lines

While there is absolutely no way to prevent marionette lines completely, there are ways to slow down their development. There are a few preventive measures you can take to prevent them and they are:

A Good Night’s Sleep: Sleep is a solution to most health and age related problems. A lack of sleep can result in tired looking, dull skin that’s covered with wrinkles and fine lines. Good, quality rest can do wonders for your overall look and health.

Sun Protection Is a Must: Remembering to use sunscreen is essential for excellent skin health. It will help fight against damage caused by the sun and keep your skin looking smooth and youthful longer.

Quit Smoking: The chemicals in the cigarette can induce the early onset of aging by deteriorating the collagen in the skin and causing damage.

Keep Hydrated: Dry skin is prone to forming wrinkles and lines. Keeping the body hydrated helps in providing shine and youthfulness to the skin.

Skin Care: Following a good skin care routine such as a good anti-aging cream proves to be beneficial. Using skin products containing vitamin C, peptide and hyaluronic acid helps to rebuild lost collagen and restore skin elasticity.

Treating Marionette Lines

There are several cosmetic procedures to treat marionette lines, and they are:

Facelift: An invasive procedure designed to remove excess skin and tightens the underlying facial muscles.

Micro-needling: Also known as Collagen Induction Therapy, micro-needling uses controlled damage or skin injury to spur the skin’s natural healing process to generate new tissue. The new collagen and elastin fibers produced by the skin’s natural healing process thickens the skin and reduces the appearance of wrinkles.

Laser Treatments: transfer heat and laser light under the surface of the skin and reduces the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.

Dermal Fillers: are non-surgical injectable fillers that offer an instant solution to wrinkles. Dermal fillers such as Juvederm help restore lost volume and helps to get rid of marionette lines.

Dermal fillers are popular because they provide dramatic results in very little time without the need for an invasive procedure.

Juvederm To Treat Marionette Lines

Juvederm is a hyaluronic acid-based injectable cosmetic dermal filler used to restore one’s facial contours and improve the signs of aging. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance that is responsible for delivering nutrients to the skin, helps retain moisture and softness, and adds volume to the skin.

Juvederm was approved by the FDA in 2006. The treatment mainly focuses on the face, specifically the cheeks, lips, and around the mouth. The results of the treatment are often noticeable immediately and they last one to two years.

Unlike other dermal fillers, Juvederm is made up of smooth gel which prevents unwanted bumping or rippling. Juvederm helps restore thinning lips and can even help improve the lip boundary. It is proven to smooth away large creases such as the nasolabial folds and marionette lines. Juvederm provides a smoother, youthful, and more beautiful face that can help improve your self-confidence.

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Juvederm is a great way for you to get rid of those early signs of aging and achieve a more youthful and beautiful look that you can confidently show off. If you’re interested in learning more about the treatment contact the Chow Center for Facial Plastic Surgery today!